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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-103

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 23, 2015
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    Wrong-Way Driver Arrested

    Suspect was charged with Driving Under the Influence.
    • Saturday
    • February 21, 2015
    • Time: 4:00 AM
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard


    Gener Fernando Espino
    DOB: 07/10/1967
    421 Titan Road
    Seffner, FL


    • Driving Under the Influence


    February 21, 2015,at approximately 4 a.m., University South Florida Police Officer Scott Parker observed a gold colored Chevy pickup truck turn eastbound from Orient Rd into the westbound traffic on Dr Martin Luther King Blvd. The vehicle was headed straight towards Officer Parker who was in the left turn lane on Dr King Blvd and nearly hit him head on.

    Officer Parker initiated his emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle drove over the paved median into the eastbound lane before coming to a stop.

    An HCSO DUI deputy responded and conducted a standard field sobriety tests on Gener Espino and determined he was impaired. Espino was arrested and taken to the Orient Road Jail wherea sample of his breath registered .139.

    Espino was booked into the Orient Road Jail.
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